Project Planning Saves You Money, Time and Stress
Angie Dobson

By: Angie Dobson on March 14th, 2018

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Project Planning Saves You Money, Time and Stress

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Building a new building can be complicated – but not if you start at literally the ground up. A successful project starts with the ideal site selection and then preparing the site to maximize its usefulness and save money in the process. Keep in mind that good, early decisions make for the best long-term building. Plus, it’s also critical from the start to carefully consider functions: the purpose of the building – office, equipment shed or barn.

Start by determining the location.

Where you put your new building is as important as what it will be used for. Whether you work with your contractor or pick the location yourself, look for well-established, level ground. The location of your new building must be able to bear the load of a new structure.

Working together with FBi, we help you critically evaluate each step of sight preparation. These are practical and functional recommendations we’ve learned through more than six decades in the business, along with the latest in fields such as soil science and engineering.

But, there are other things to consider when planning ahead.

  • Will there be adjoining buildings?
  • How often do you anticipate having semis or other large vehicles access the building?
  • Does the building need to be in the line of sight of other buildings?
  • How accessible is electricity?
  • Was there a previous building there that might have left behind underground structures or utilities to work around?

Make sure the site is accessible – remember curvy lanes, trees and other buildings will influence how easily your contractor can get equipment and materials to the site. The less hassle your contractor has does save you money.

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Do you have more questions that are not covered in this article? If you need help designing and planning, please contact FBi Buildings at 800.552.2981 or click here to email usIf you are ready to get a price, click here to request a quote and a member of our customer engagement team will help you determine the next steps of your project.

About Angie Dobson

Angie graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Prior to joining the FBi team, Angie was a kitchen and bath sales consultant in Lafayette, IN. In 2012, she started with FBi as the Inside Sales/Marketing Assistant. Today she holds the role as Marketing Project Manager. Angie grew up in a farming community and has always enjoyed helping her family on the farm. A past 10 year 4-H Member, her passion for livestock pursued her to take a career in the agriculture field. Her and her husband live in Northwest Indiana with their two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor leisure activities and spending time with friends and family.